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08-09-2011 10:50 PM

How to cut this log? - 4 replies

Okay I came across a guy on craigslist about a week ago who was getting rid of a log of desert ironwood for free. I drove over an hour to go pick it up. The log is about 5’ long and about 18’ in diameter. It wieghts in the area of 350lbs. The core is all hollowed out and the log has many fractures. I know that all i’m goin...

01-13-2011 07:50 AM

need help!!!!!! on turing tools for first time bowl turn - 2 replies

Hello, I’m really wanting to start bowl turning but I don’t know what tool would be better to get. I have been looking at the easy finisher mini ci3 and the sorby finger nail 3/8 gouge. I will start turning small bowls and goblets till I can update my lathe to something nicer. I have the easy rougher and I have a sorby starter set ...

11-21-2010 09:17 PM

What is the best grinder for turning tools - 10 replies

Hello you all, I’m looking at getting a new grinder for my turning tools and my hand tools I use. I have looked at the Tormek t7 and a slow speed grinder. I have had sales people from two different stores tell the complete oppsite of each other so I have no clue what to get. So could you all help me out in figuring what the best grinde...

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